Program Discontinuations

Any unit or group of units wishing to discontinue a program must submit a Request for Program Discontinuation to the Senate Academic Review Committee (ARC) through the Vice-Chair, Brian Power, at

Requests can be submitted at any time, however Departments/Centres should be aware of internal University deadlines related to calendar submissions and approvals.

On receipt of a Request for Program Discontinuation by ARC, it will be posted for a 21 day consultation phase to the University community for comment. Normally, within four weeks of the close of the consultation phase, a representative of the proposing unit and the relevant Dean(s) will be invited to attend an ARC meeting to present the request and address the comments received during the consultation.

The IQAP (Section 4) provides the official protocol for the discontinuation of a program and should be considered as the primary resource for information.

For further information please contact Brian Power, the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic, at or x4528.


Program Discontinuations are considered Major Modifications by the Quality Council.  Please see the indexes at the bottom of the Major Modifications Page.